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Wed, May 04


TAP Centre for Creativity

42x81 presents: Dorit Osher x Aaron Schneider x Ryan Ferland

Join us for May’s collaboration among Dorit Osher, Aaron Schneider, and Ryan Ferland as through their work in poetry, movement, and film they explore contrasts of fluidity, nature, vulnerability, beauty and the organic over rigidity, coldness, severity, and rationality.

42x81 presents: Dorit Osher x Aaron Schneider x Ryan Ferland
42x81 presents: Dorit Osher x Aaron Schneider x Ryan Ferland

Time & Location

May 04, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

This in-person (masked & socially distanced) presentation and live interview is not to be missed!

Dorit Osher is an international name: Israeli, French, British & Swedish. Dorit has always felt her place in the world is where she finds community to feel and move with, where there is emotional closeness, safety to experiment, share and play. She has lived in many places, growing up in Johannesburg South Africa till the age of 18 years. She left South Africa with feeling conflicted about her involvement in supporting the end of apartheid over continuing to pursue her career as a dancer. She decided to leave as she ultimately saw dance and the arts as vehicles for change. She lived in Israel, London (UK), Amsterdam, Paris and then Toronto, Vancouver and London (ON). London has been a long chapter in her life with raising a family, 3 children (Josh, 26, Noah, 22 and Nomi, 17). During this time she has developed a practice as a somatic psychotherapist and has continued to facilitate and dance. Creativity and the soma are central to her curiosity, intellectual focus and development of experiential workshops, retreats and education. Her facilitation inspires expression of the embodied somatic self to express through the creative arts and develop insight into the layers of our being and thus have authentic present connections.

"The fluid presence in my body is my fundamental environment. We are predominantly moving waters that walk on earth."

Born and raised in Niagara, Ryan Ferland has lived in London for five years and has fallen in love with the Forest City. Through his art, he explores concepts of time and movement using digital illustration, design, photography and video. Inspired by the power of iconography and how we communicate through images.

"The bathing suit dripped from me like loose skin."

Aaron Schneider is a Founding Editor at The /tƐmz/ Review. His stories have appeared/are forthcoming in The Danforth Review, Filling Station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Pro-Lit, The Chattahoochee Review, BULL, Long Con, The Malahat Review and The Windsor Review. His stories have been nominated for The Journey Prize and The Pushcart Prize. His novella, Grass-Fed, was published by Quattro Books in Fall 2018. His collection of experimental short fiction, What We Think We Know (Gordon Hill Press) was published in Fall 2021, and his novel, The Supply Chain (Crowsnest Books), is forthcoming in Fall 2022.

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Thanks to the London Arts Council for their support of this series.

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